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River and Rail

In association with Severn Valley Railway.

About The Visit

The bustling Georgian town of Bewdley has long been a favourite for visitors of all ages with its collection of delightful buildings, secret pathways, alleys and tranquil gardens in unexpected locations.

Bewdley provides an ideal opportunity for schools and groups to explore the history of this ancient river crossing, learn about some of its fine buildings, and industrial past. The local archaeology, geology and  industrial heritage  is outstanding.

Following your initial train journey to Bewdley (from Bridgnorth or Kidderminster) you will be welcomed by an education guide who will accompany your group throughout the day. Your group will cross the Thomas Telford’ bridge spanning the River Severn to the town’s museum.

Your pre-selected topics will then be presented to your pupils/students via activity sessions, presentations and discussions.

Many activities will involve walking through the Georgian town in order to fully utilise the natural environment. Walking shoes and all weather gear is essential for this visit. Select from the following:

  • River Severn
  • Coracle making
  • Severn floods
  • Industrial heritage
  • Materials

Your packed lunches can be eaten in the education room or on a fine day, can be taken in the beautiful Jubilee Gardens which are adjacent to the museum.

At the end of museum session 2, your group can be collected by coach from Bewdley town centre.

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Museum And Rail

What's Included

  • Learning session at Bewdley Museum/Bewdley Town 
  • Single journey, usually by heritage steam train is in reserved seats. A teacher from Bewdley Museum will escort you from the time that you reach Bewdley Railway Station.

Booking Arrangements, Costs and Timings

This event operates between May and September 2018. 

Cost £10.00 per pupil.
1 adult travels free per 10 paying pupils. Any additional adults, above the free allocation, are also charged at the child rate.

Suitability - All age groups.

A minimum of 30 and maximum 60 paying pupils applies.

Bookings for this event are co-ordinated by Bewdley Museum and Tourist Information Centre, not Severn Valley Railway.


Contact Us

0845 607 7819

Bewdley Museum, Load Street, Bewdley, DY12 2AE